I just have to take a moment to toot the horn of what I feel is THE best pizza joint in town, Mellow Mushroom. What was once a single location in Atlanta built in the early 70’s has become a sensational franchise throughout the Southern United States including Mississippi, Oklahoma, and even as far west as Arizona. While typically you find most Mellow Mushroom’s in college towns, I was ecstatic to see a franchise here on Lake Oconee when we moved back. I thought Drew was going to jump out of the car while it was still moving he was so excited! I have to be honest…I never in my life thought I would see one come to this area but I sure am glad it did!
Bright colors, walls adjoined with psychedelic cast characters centered around pizza toppings, a beer selection consisting of anywhere from 20 to 40 beers on tap and as many as 50 bottled beers are all common features. You can’t help but feel like you are in college all over again!
Pizza, calzones, hoagies, salads, pretzels, sandwiches…you name it, they got it. On Thursday nights the Lake Oconee franchise serves up their delicious eats with a side of live music on the outdoor patio when weather permits along with all night beer specials. Happy hour is Monday thru Friday from 3-6. Drew and I go quite often and every time we get the small greek salad which is always chop full of cucumbers, lettuce, tomato, pepperoncinis, mushrooms, banana peppers, olives, onion, and green peppers and the house special pizza, usually a medium, and it is WAY more than we could ever take down and Drew has quite the appetite. It is definitely bang for buck!